The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1145 1297 1358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.75% 13.96% 15.10%
As % of the Vendors category 26.22% 29.43% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 730 636
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £189 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 117 129
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.88 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.22 £24.12 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4367 4407 4234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.65% 47.44% 47.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2557 2417 2096
Median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 228 232
Median hourly rate £19.61 £19.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.56% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.17 £11.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +8.82%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire 0 307 £388 +5.08% 54
Hampshire -3 296 £349 -0.35% 97
Surrey +2 203 £388 +1.63% 62
Buckinghamshire -2 118 £400 +25.00% 39
West Sussex -6 72 £393 -0.63% 22
Oxfordshire -2 69 £350 -7.89% 26
Kent +9 46 £400 +23.07% 21
East Sussex -5 22 £200 -39.39% 11
Middlesex -15 12 £360 -8.86% 4
Home Counties - 1 £285 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 927 (38.72%) Windows
2 808 (33.75%) MS Excel
3 641 (26.78%) Active Directory
4 529 (22.10%) MS Office
5 506 (21.14%) SQL Server
6 492 (20.55%) Security Cleared
7 484 (20.22%) SQL
8 401 (16.75%) .NET
9 389 (16.25%) ITIL
10 376 (15.71%) Windows Server
11 366 (15.29%) SC Cleared
12 350 (14.62%) VMware
13 343 (14.33%) C#
14 303 (12.66%) Finance
15 284 (11.86%) SharePoint
15 284 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
16 259 (10.82%) Linux
17 257 (10.74%) Microsoft Azure
18 250 (10.44%) Oracle
19 246 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
19 246 (10.28%) Project Management
20 241 (10.07%) PowerShell
21 228 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
22 227 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
23 219 (9.15%) SCCM
24 213 (8.90%) DNS
24 213 (8.90%) MS Exchange
25 210 (8.77%) Migration
26 206 (8.60%) Windows Server 2012
27 199 (8.31%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 284 (11.86%) SharePoint
2 213 (8.90%) MS Exchange
3 102 (4.26%) IIS
4 70 (2.92%) Skype for Business
5 64 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 43 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 42 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
8 38 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
9 29 (1.21%) CMS
10 27 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
11 26 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
12 21 (0.88%) WebLogic
13 19 (0.79%) SAS
14 15 (0.63%) IBM Notes
15 14 (0.58%) OpenStack
16 13 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
16 13 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
17 11 (0.46%) JBoss
17 11 (0.46%) Live Communications Server
18 10 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 808 (33.75%) MS Excel
2 529 (22.10%) MS Office
3 147 (6.14%) MS Project
4 115 (4.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 103 (4.30%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.54%) Acrobat
8 8 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.33%) ProjectWise
9 5 (0.21%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.21%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.13%) InDesign
11 3 (0.13%) Mingle
12 2 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.084%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 117 (4.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.38%) Maximo
7 8 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.29%) SAP SRM
9 6 (0.25%) Primavera
9 6 (0.25%) ResourceLink
10 4 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
11 3 (0.13%) Aligne
11 3 (0.13%) assyst
11 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.13%) Magento
12 2 (0.084%) Dynamics GP
12 2 (0.084%) Oracle CRM
12 2 (0.084%) SAP HR
12 2 (0.084%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 257 (10.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 176 (7.35%) Office 365
3 57 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (2.30%) IaaS
5 46 (1.92%) PaaS
6 32 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 21 (0.88%) SaaS
8 14 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.42%) Boomi
9 10 (0.42%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.29%) Yammer
11 5 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.21%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.17%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.17%) iPaaS
12 4 (0.17%) Trello
13 3 (0.13%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.13%) Scribe Online
14 2 (0.084%) GitHub
14 2 (0.084%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 213 (8.90%) DNS
2 144 (6.02%) Firewall
3 127 (5.30%) SAN
4 119 (4.97%) TCP/IP
5 111 (4.64%) DHCP
6 106 (4.43%) VPN
7 103 (4.30%) Internet
8 100 (4.18%) LAN
9 94 (3.93%) WAN
10 61 (2.55%) SSL
11 54 (2.26%) Wireless
12 52 (2.17%) FTP
13 48 (2.01%) Skype
14 46 (1.92%) LDAP
15 45 (1.88%) IPsec
16 41 (1.71%) HTTP
17 35 (1.46%) NetScaler
18 31 (1.29%) IPv6
19 29 (1.21%) Reverse Proxy
20 27 (1.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 506 (21.14%) SQL Server
2 110 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 105 (4.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 99 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 87 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
6 58 (2.42%) Oracle Database
7 52 (2.17%) MS Access
7 52 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 47 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 46 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
10 36 (1.50%) Relational Database
11 34 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
12 30 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
13 24 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
14 22 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
14 22 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
15 21 (0.88%) NoSQL
16 20 (0.84%) GIS
17 19 (0.79%) Big Data
17 19 (0.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 130 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 105 (4.39%) Visual Studio
3 66 (2.76%) Git (software)
4 46 (1.92%) JIRA
5 41 (1.71%) Jenkins
6 35 (1.46%) Selenium
7 32 (1.34%) Subversion
8 24 (1.00%) SpecFlow
9 22 (0.92%) NUnit
10 16 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (0.63%) MSBuild
12 14 (0.58%) HP UFT
12 14 (0.58%) NuGet
13 13 (0.54%) Artifactory
13 13 (0.54%) LoadRunner
14 12 (0.50%) Maven
15 11 (0.46%) Hudson
16 10 (0.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 10 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
16 10 (0.42%) WebDriver
General
1 303 (12.66%) Finance
2 126 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 75 (3.13%) Retail
4 59 (2.46%) Marketing
5 50 (2.09%) Banking
6 35 (1.46%) Advertising
6 35 (1.46%) German Language
7 26 (1.09%) Back Office
7 26 (1.09%) Legal
8 25 (1.04%) Publishing
9 23 (0.96%) Military
10 20 (0.84%) French Language
10 20 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 17 (0.71%) Spanish Language
12 12 (0.50%) Electronics
13 11 (0.46%) Italian Language
13 11 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.38%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.38%) Law
15 8 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 381 (15.91%) Analyst
2 352 (14.70%) Developer
3 216 (9.02%) Architect
4 202 (8.44%) Support Engineer
5 166 (6.93%) Consultant
6 139 (5.81%) Project Manager
7 135 (5.64%) .NET Developer
8 106 (4.43%) C# Developer
9 93 (3.88%) Support Analyst
10 92 (3.84%) Service Analyst
11 88 (3.68%) C# .NET Developer
12 87 (3.63%) Administrator
12 87 (3.63%) Service Desk Analyst
13 74 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 68 (2.84%) SQL Developer
15 63 (2.63%) IT Support
16 60 (2.51%) IT Analyst
17 59 (2.46%) 3rd Line Support
18 51 (2.13%) 2nd Line Support
18 51 (2.13%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 401 (16.75%) .NET
2 175 (7.31%) ASP.NET
3 164 (6.85%) HTML
4 136 (5.68%) CSS
4 136 (5.68%) Web Services
5 112 (4.68%) XML
6 101 (4.22%) jQuery
7 94 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 73 (3.05%) .NET Framework
9 49 (2.05%) HTML5
10 48 (2.01%) REST
11 47 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
12 46 (1.92%) AngularJS
13 40 (1.67%) Entity Framework
13 40 (1.67%) WCF
14 32 (1.34%) KnockoutJS
15 31 (1.29%) SOAP
16 28 (1.17%) SAML
17 27 (1.13%) CSS3
17 27 (1.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 159 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (4.68%) Management Information System
3 92 (3.84%) Data Centre
4 71 (2.97%) Computer Science
5 66 (2.76%) PKI
6 64 (2.67%) Clustering
7 48 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
8 45 (1.88%) Public Cloud
9 41 (1.71%) Driving Licence
10 39 (1.63%) Client/Server
11 35 (1.46%) Blackberry
11 35 (1.46%) Mathematics
12 34 (1.42%) Cryptography
13 33 (1.38%) Replication
14 24 (1.00%) User Experience
15 23 (0.96%) NHS
15 23 (0.96%) Smart Meter
16 21 (0.88%) N-Tier
17 20 (0.84%) Smartphone
18 17 (0.71%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 927 (38.72%) Windows
2 376 (15.71%) Windows Server
3 259 (10.82%) Linux
4 227 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 206 (8.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 193 (8.06%) Windows 7
7 143 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 89 (3.72%) Windows XP
9 87 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 87 (3.63%) Unix
10 76 (3.17%) Windows 10
11 36 (1.50%) Windows 8
12 29 (1.21%) Ubuntu
13 23 (0.96%) Apple iOS
14 22 (0.92%) CentOS
15 21 (0.88%) Solaris
15 21 (0.88%) Windows Vista
16 20 (0.84%) VMS
17 17 (0.71%) AIX
18 11 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (16.25%) ITIL
2 284 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
3 246 (10.28%) Project Management
4 210 (8.77%) Migration
5 183 (7.64%) CRM
6 146 (6.10%) Service Management
7 143 (5.97%) PRINCE2
8 138 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
9 129 (5.39%) MVC
10 112 (4.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 108 (4.51%) Change Management
12 95 (3.97%) SDLC
13 94 (3.93%) Configuration Management
14 85 (3.55%) Scrum
15 84 (3.51%) Workflow
16 81 (3.38%) Mentoring
17 71 (2.97%) ITIL V3
18 67 (2.80%) TDD
19 65 (2.72%) Change Control
20 64 (2.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 484 (20.22%) SQL
2 343 (14.33%) C#
3 241 (10.07%) PowerShell
4 196 (8.19%) JavaScript
5 102 (4.26%) VB
6 101 (4.22%) T-SQL
7 95 (3.97%) Java
7 95 (3.97%) VBScript
8 79 (3.30%) C
9 43 (1.80%) C++
10 36 (1.50%) Python
11 34 (1.42%) VB.NET
12 27 (1.13%) PHP
13 25 (1.04%) Perl
14 23 (0.96%) Ruby
15 16 (0.67%) TypeScript
16 14 (0.58%) PL/SQL
16 14 (0.58%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.50%) VBA
18 8 (0.33%) R
Qualifications
1 492 (20.55%) Security Cleared
2 366 (15.29%) SC Cleared
3 246 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 182 (7.60%) Degree
5 120 (5.01%) MCSE
6 110 (4.59%) DV Cleared
7 74 (3.09%) MCP
8 65 (2.72%) MCITP
9 55 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
10 49 (2.05%) ISTQB
11 47 (1.96%) ISEB
12 45 (1.88%) MCSA
13 40 (1.67%) MCTS
13 40 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 38 (1.59%) CCNA
15 34 (1.42%) CISSP
16 29 (1.21%) MCDST
17 28 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 26 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 26 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (5.81%) SLA
2 49 (2.05%) QA
3 28 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.58%) RMADS
5 13 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.54%) FIPS 140-2
5 13 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.33%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.33%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.25%) COBIT
9 5 (0.21%) SDET
10 4 (0.17%) COSO
10 4 (0.17%) GxP
10 4 (0.17%) ISO27005
10 4 (0.17%) SAS 70
11 3 (0.13%) MiFID
12 2 (0.084%) GAAP
12 2 (0.084%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 641 (26.78%) Active Directory
2 228 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (7.02%) Hyper-V
4 81 (3.38%) VMware ESX
5 76 (3.17%) XenApp
6 62 (2.59%) vSphere
7 54 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
8 49 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
9 39 (1.63%) XenDesktop
10 30 (1.25%) UAG
11 24 (1.00%) XenServer
12 22 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
13 19 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
14 17 (0.71%) Docker
14 17 (0.71%) ISA Server
15 16 (0.67%) BitLocker
16 15 (0.63%) NFS
17 12 (0.50%) Sendmail
18 10 (0.42%) Terminal Server
18 10 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 219 (9.15%) SCCM
2 117 (4.89%) SCOM
3 49 (2.05%) WSUS
4 31 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 29 (1.21%) NetBackup
6 27 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
6 27 (1.13%) Tivoli
7 26 (1.09%) Puppet
7 26 (1.09%) SCVMM
8 25 (1.04%) Backup Exec
8 25 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 21 (0.88%) SCOrch
10 20 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
11 18 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 16 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
12 16 (0.67%) SCSM
12 16 (0.67%) Simpana
13 15 (0.63%) Netcool
13 15 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
14 14 (0.58%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 350 (14.62%) VMware
2 250 (10.44%) Oracle
3 199 (8.31%) Citrix
4 192 (8.02%) HP
5 190 (7.94%) Cisco
6 84 (3.51%) Red Hat
7 82 (3.43%) Remedy
8 67 (2.80%) SAP
9 56 (2.34%) IBM
10 51 (2.13%) Dell
10 51 (2.13%) NetApp
11 46 (1.92%) EMC
11 46 (1.92%) Symantec
12 38 (1.59%) CheckPoint
13 32 (1.34%) Intel Security
14 30 (1.25%) F5
15 27 (1.13%) CommVault
16 26 (1.09%) Blue Coat
17 23 (0.96%) Ericsson
18 22 (0.92%) Avaya
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350.00 - £355.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £375 to £375 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £375 to £375 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Sussex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £25 - £28 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Pertemps Managed Services
Rate: £10.68 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Talent Spa
Rate: £550-600pd
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £8.50 - £9.20 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Talent Spa
Rate: £550-600pd
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £275 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Public Sector
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cobham, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £300 to £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 6 days ago